The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / East of England
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 318 367 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.64% 15.03% 16.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.67% 69.90% 69.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 185 192
Median daily rate £300 £325 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £165 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 67 93
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.87% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.80 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £47.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 542 525 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.95% 21.50% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 275 281
Median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 87 110
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -5 80 £300 -7.69% 11
Hertfordshire -2 79 £215 -38.57% 40
Cambridgeshire -1 77 £238 -25.78% 56
Suffolk +8 36 £253 +1.00% 6
Bedfordshire -4 28 £365 +7.35% 5
Norfolk -2 21 £363 +15.07% 13
East Anglia - 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 211 (33.98%) Microsoft
2 198 (31.88%) Active Directory
3 163 (26.25%) Windows 7
4 141 (22.71%) VMware
5 139 (22.38%) Windows Server
6 133 (21.42%) Linux
7 131 (21.10%) SQL
8 120 (19.32%) ITIL
9 108 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 94 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 82 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 79 (12.72%) SQL Server
12 79 (12.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 78 (12.56%) MS Office
13 78 (12.56%) DNS
14 75 (12.08%) Citrix
15 69 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 69 (11.11%) SCCM
16 66 (10.63%) Finance
17 65 (10.47%) Unix
18 64 (10.31%) Windows 10
19 63 (10.14%) Migration
20 60 (9.66%) Office 365
21 56 (9.02%) SharePoint
22 54 (8.70%) Firewall
22 54 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
23 51 (8.21%) MS Exchange
24 50 (8.05%) C#
25 49 (7.89%) Java
25 49 (7.89%) CRM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 51 (8.21%) MS Exchange
3 40 (6.44%) BizTalk Server
4 38 (6.12%) IIS
5 25 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (3.86%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.09%) Apache
7 13 (2.09%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.45%) JBoss
9 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.13%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.13%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 108 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 78 (12.56%) MS Office
3 9 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.64%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.32%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.97%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.97%) Unica
3 3 (0.48%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.16%) assyst
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) Odoo
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 60 (9.66%) Office 365
2 54 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.09%) IaaS
5 12 (1.93%) Yammer
6 7 (1.13%) Mimecast
6 7 (1.13%) SaaS
7 6 (0.97%) PaaS
8 5 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.81%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.64%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.48%) Route 53
10 3 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.32%) GitHub
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 78 (12.56%) DNS
2 54 (8.70%) Firewall
3 43 (6.92%) TCP/IP
4 39 (6.28%) DHCP
5 38 (6.12%) LAN
6 30 (4.83%) Internet
7 28 (4.51%) WAN
8 27 (4.35%) SAN
9 21 (3.38%) VPN
10 13 (2.09%) VoIP
11 11 (1.77%) SSL
11 11 (1.77%) Wireless
12 10 (1.61%) NAS
13 9 (1.45%) FTP
13 9 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.29%) WebEx
15 7 (1.13%) HTTP
15 7 (1.13%) LDAP
16 6 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
16 6 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.58%) Hadoop
4 12 (1.93%) DB2
4 12 (1.93%) MySQL
4 12 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.29%) Big Data
6 8 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.81%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 15 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.93%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.81%) Ant
4 5 (0.81%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.81%) Selenium
4 5 (0.81%) Subversion
4 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.64%) JUnit
5 4 (0.64%) Maven
5 4 (0.64%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.48%) MSI
6 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.32%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.32%) Gradle
7 2 (0.32%) JMeter
7 2 (0.32%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 66 (10.63%) Finance
2 19 (3.06%) Retail
3 13 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.77%) Legal
6 10 (1.61%) Automotive
6 10 (1.61%) Publishing
7 9 (1.45%) Marketing
8 8 (1.29%) Banking
9 7 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.97%) Local Government
11 5 (0.81%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.64%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.32%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) German Language
13 2 (0.32%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Military
13 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (21.74%) Analyst
2 82 (13.20%) Support Engineer
3 59 (9.50%) Developer
4 56 (9.02%) Support Analyst
5 48 (7.73%) Consultant
6 38 (6.12%) IT Support
6 38 (6.12%) Service Analyst
7 37 (5.96%) Service Desk Analyst
8 34 (5.48%) Desktop Support
9 32 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 29 (4.67%) Architect
10 29 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (3.86%) IT Engineer
11 24 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
12 23 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (3.22%) Field Engineer
14 19 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
15 18 (2.90%) C# Developer
15 18 (2.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.76%) .NET
2 24 (3.86%) HTML
3 23 (3.70%) Web Services
4 16 (2.58%) Middleware
4 16 (2.58%) WPF
5 14 (2.25%) COM
6 13 (2.09%) XML
7 9 (1.45%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.45%) CSS
7 9 (1.45%) J2EE
7 9 (1.45%) JSON
8 8 (1.29%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.29%) JSP
9 7 (1.13%) Java EE
9 7 (1.13%) Node.js
9 7 (1.13%) Spring
10 6 (0.97%) HTML5
10 6 (0.97%) LAMP
10 6 (0.97%) REST
10 6 (0.97%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.67%) Clustering
3 25 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.93%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.77%) Mainframe
8 11 (1.77%) Smartphone
9 9 (1.45%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.45%) EFT
9 9 (1.45%) NHS
10 8 (1.29%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.29%) iPhone
10 8 (1.29%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.13%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.13%) PKI
12 5 (0.81%) HTC Vive
Operating Systems
1 163 (26.25%) Windows 7
2 139 (22.38%) Windows Server
3 133 (21.42%) Linux
4 82 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (12.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (10.47%) Unix
8 64 (10.31%) Windows 10
9 35 (5.64%) Windows XP
10 34 (5.48%) Windows 8
11 22 (3.54%) Windows Vista
12 13 (2.09%) Android
13 11 (1.77%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.77%) Mac OS
13 11 (1.77%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.61%) Solaris
15 9 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (1.29%) AIX
17 5 (0.81%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (19.32%) ITIL
2 63 (10.14%) Migration
3 49 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (7.89%) CRM
4 28 (4.51%) High Availability
4 28 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 26 (4.19%) Service Delivery
7 25 (4.03%) Service Management
8 23 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 22 (3.54%) Analytics
9 22 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (3.54%) Load Balancing
9 22 (3.54%) Project Management
10 21 (3.38%) TDD
11 19 (3.06%) Data Analysis
11 19 (3.06%) DevOps
11 19 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (2.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (21.10%) SQL
2 50 (8.05%) C#
3 49 (7.89%) Java
4 38 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 30 (4.83%) JavaScript
6 27 (4.35%) C
7 20 (3.22%) C++
8 18 (2.90%) Python
9 11 (1.77%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.61%) Ruby
11 9 (1.45%) PHP
12 8 (1.29%) Perl
13 6 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.97%) VBScript
14 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.64%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.48%) Tcl
16 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.25%) Degree
3 39 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (4.19%) MCSE
4 26 (4.19%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.74%) MCP
6 13 (2.09%) DBS Check
7 12 (1.93%) MCITP
7 12 (1.93%) MCSA
8 10 (1.61%) A+ Certification
8 10 (1.61%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.29%) CCNA
9 8 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.97%) CISM
11 6 (0.97%) CISSP
12 5 (0.81%) CCNP
12 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.64%) CISA
13 4 (0.64%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.99%) SLA
2 7 (1.13%) JSP 440
2 7 (1.13%) QA
3 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.81%) GDPR
5 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) GAMP
7 1 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 198 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 94 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.92%) VMware ESX
4 31 (4.99%) Hyper-V
5 27 (4.35%) XenApp
6 25 (4.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (2.42%) vSphere
8 13 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.77%) Docker
10 7 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.81%) Firmware
11 5 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (11.11%) SCCM
2 14 (2.25%) WSUS
3 7 (1.13%) Puppet
3 7 (1.13%) SCOM
4 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.81%) DameWare
5 5 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.48%) Ansible
6 3 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.48%) Terraform
6 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.32%) Salt
8 1 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 211 (33.98%) Microsoft
2 141 (22.71%) VMware
3 75 (12.08%) Citrix
4 43 (6.92%) Oracle
5 33 (5.31%) Apple
6 29 (4.67%) HP
7 27 (4.35%) Cisco
8 22 (3.54%) Avaya
9 21 (3.38%) Dell
9 21 (3.38%) SAP
10 19 (3.06%) Epicor
11 14 (2.25%) EMC
12 13 (2.09%) IBM
12 13 (2.09%) Infor
12 13 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (1.77%) Adobe
13 11 (1.77%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.61%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.45%) Remedy
16 8 (1.29%) Symantec
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